How Do I: Onboard a Remote New Colleague?

A former colleague recently asked me for some advice on this topic.  There are literally millions of answers out there on the web.  In fact, a simple Google search yielded more than 18 million hits – and that was with a properly formatted Boolean search!  The rest of this post will reflect my own personalContinue reading “How Do I: Onboard a Remote New Colleague?”

How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?

We all know that COVID is not going away any time soon.  Many people managers are evaluating performance remotely for the first time in their careers.  This blog post is intended to offer some practical suggestions to help managers address the challenge of managing difficult performance situations remotely. Are the Basics in Place Assure thatContinue reading “How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?”

How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?

We all know the world is different. Some employees are struggling with the challenges of balancing family and work life in ways they never expected.  This is especially true if your employees have children or others for whom they provide care at home.  Other employees are fine and will be perfectly happy to work remotelyContinue reading “How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?”

What Do I Do?

My employee refuses to return to work. This is the first article in a planned “What do I do” series.  Our objective is to provide practical “answers for real world” and to offer other considerations to address a variety of employment-related questions.  This is not legal guidance and readers should consult employment counsel before takingContinue reading “What Do I Do?”

How To Be an Excellent Employee

Among other things, I have led a Business Intelligence team.  Recently, one of my colleagues asked for guidance on how to be an excellent employee.  None of this is rocket science or profound in any way but the question gave me pause and I thought I would share my response. I think there are sixContinue reading “How To Be an Excellent Employee”